Thai protests turn bloody in show of defiance

Thai protesters seeking a change of government turned to shock tactics yesterday, pouring gallons of their own blood into a glistening puddle at the gate of the Prime Minister's office.

Tips and deals: 28/02/2010

French ski sale: £234

Departing 20 March, a week's self-catering in La Tania, France is down from £484 to £234 per person, including return flights, based on four sharing.

Go to: statravel.co.uk

Tips and deals of the week: 14/02/2010

Tips

The app

The AA has launched a new "Best of Britain" iPhone app, full of recommendations for travellers on the move around the UK.

Price £4.99, from iTunes.

Travel challenge: A Thai beach holiday

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a 10-night beach holiday in Thailand. Prices are for two people, departing at the end of February and include flights from Heathrow, accommodation and transfers.

Lottery winner who hit jackpot at 17 found dead in isolated Scottish home

Jonathan Brown reports on the teenager transported from poverty to a life of loneliness by his £1.9m windfall

Tips and deals: 15/11/09

The gallery

Magnum, the photo collective, is opening a second gallery in Paris on Friday. The opening exhibition, titled "demain/hier", will focus on Magnum's new generation of photographers, set against a backdrop of the founders. Go to magnumgallery.fr.

Finding peace and quiet on Phuket

Mum, there's a tree growing out of our house! Lena Corner and family found a quiet spot hidden in the jungle on the south-east coast

Traveller's Guide: Thailand's islands & beaches

For laid-back living, white-sand shores and delicious food all at an affordable price you can't do better than these stunning hotspots, says Lucy Ridout

Ailing Thai king appears in public

Thailand's 81-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej appeared in public yesterday for the first time since he was admitted to hospital more than a month ago, bringing relief to well-wishers in this politically divided nation.

Get a taste for life in Khao Lak

Swim in the waters of Phang Nga Bay, try yoga on the beach, then learn to cook up a Thai feast in Khao Lak's luxurious Sarojin resort

Stay the night: Six Senses Destination Spa, Thailand

A new spa resort on a private island near Phuket offers perfect peace ... and strict, stress-busting programmes

Ten killed in series of attacks in southern Thailand

An army spokesman says 10 people have been killed and at least 25 wounded in two days of attacks in insurgency-plagued southern Thailand.

Property abroad: Vietnam

The former French colony, known for its dense jungle and tropical beaches, is finally opening its doors to foreign buyers. Laura Latham reports
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